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- DocumentInternational Institute for Sustainable Development, 2017This IISD summary provide a synthesis of discussion and outcomes from the first UN World Data Forum held in South Africa from 15-18 January 2017.Document
Interactive radio’s promising role in climate information services: Farm Radio International concept paperClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015Farmers require relevant, timely and continuous information and advice regarding historic climate variability, probabilistic seasonal forecasts, and monitoring and short-lead information about growing season weather. Climate services are most useful wDocumentUniversity of Durham, 2015Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years.Document
Intergenerational relations and the power of the cell phone: perspectives on young people's phone usage in Sub-Saharan AfricaGeoforum, 2015Cell phones present new forms of sociality and new possibilities of encounter for young people across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in sub-Saharan Africa where the scale of usage, even among the very poor, is remarkable.DocumentJournal of International Development, 2015Young people's use of mobile phones is expanding exponentially across Africa. Its transformative potential is exciting, but findings presented in this paper indicate how the downside of mobile phone use in African schools is becoming increasingly apparent.DocumentUniversity of Durham, 2014The expansion of mobile phone use in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly over the last five years, has been remarkable in terms of speed of adoption, spatial penetration and, not least, the fact that this is an essentially spontaneous development firmly embedded in private sector activity.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2015Improving children and young people’s (CYP) wellbeing, and recognising the role they can play in creating a more sustainable world will be critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).OrganisationGODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world foodDocumentGlobal Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, 2016Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) advocates and supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable.Document
Measuring the Barriers to Big Data for Development: Design-Reality Gap Analysis in Colombia’s Public Sector2016While big data has the potential to make a significant contribution to international development, that potential is currently constrained by a number of barriers. Systematic analysis of those barriers is rare, so this paper applies the design-reality gap model to identify and evaluate barriers to effective use of big data in one context: the Colombian public sector.